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LA GRANDE, TOIOIC OOCHTT, OREGON, MONDAY,' DECEMBER 14, 1908.
NUMB EH 63.
BY CEYTRUP CIRL
UTTLE EVIDENCE AGAINST
OTHERS IX ASSAULT CASE.
McCoy, Muellenberg and Ryncnrson
4 Are Being Tried In Uio Circuit Court
Totl ay Or " tr u p Girl Positively Wen
iirie McCoy 3Ian, But la Not Cer
lain of Uie Others Saloon Cases
Witt Come Cp Next Wednesday
Try Anderson First, la Program.
' The circuit court was occupied this
morning with the trial of McCoy,
Mullemberg and Rynearson, charged
with breaking Into a house and mis
treating Mrs. Geytrup. The principal
witness for the state was Haxel, the
10-year-old daughter of the woman,
ald to have been assaulted. The child
was only able to positively Identify
Raymond McCoy. She said she was
positive that he was the one who broke
the window and allowed the other men
to enter the room. When shown the
other defendants the little girl stated
that she conld not say whether they
were at her mother's house or not.
Neighbors were called to testify re
garding what they knew about the
case, but were unable to give any in
formation which would In any way
connect any of the defendants with the
affair. At the time or going to press
the matter Is being argued before the
At 2:30 this afternoon the court In
structed the Jury to bring in a verdict
of not guilty so far as Vandermuelin
and Rhynearson were concerned.
(Continued on page 8.)
T" 'o Special Session. ' , '-.,
Boise, Dec. 14. Governor Gooding
declines to call a special session of the
Idaho legislature to" act on the revised
code. .The session was recommended
iy the supreme court.
BIG DIAMOND LOST
STOLEN WHILE OWNER
, WA8 CROSSING LINE.
Stone Valued at- Fifteen HhmimiimI
. Taken From Trunk at Custom House
San Francisco." Dec. 14. Railroad
detectives and secret service . agents
are attempting to trace a $15,000 dia
mond necklace believed to have been
stolen In the United States custom
house at the Canadian line last week.
The stones wore the property of Mrs.
A. M. McKIIlop, wlfo of the wholesale
Importer of Vancouver, B. C. She dis
covered her loss when the baggage was
opened here yesterday. She has fre
quently lost valuables In crossing the
line. : :
Attorney B. F. Wilson, of Union, Is
transacting business today at the court
BLIND HORSE CRUELLY
- VIVISECTED BY STUDENTS
MADDENED WITH FAIN
, ANIMAL BREAKS AWAY.
Arrests and Prosecution Will Follow
Action of Veterinary Students for
Alleged Cruelty Six Operations at
One Time Without Anaesthetic.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 14. Two
hundred medical students . of the
Grand Rapids Veterinary college are
today facing serious charges by the
local police court, because, It Is al
leged, they performed six opera. ions
simultaneously qn an old blind "-;.
without giving . an anaesthetic. 3.
beast became maddened with pain and
broke away." The vivisection Involves
Dr. H. L. Schuh, director of the college.
S I III
A WD All!
ATTENDS MEETING OF
HIS CREDITORS TODAY.
Will Bo Called In Conference With Re
ceiver Nledner to Throw Light on
Matters Now Unsolvablo Has Not
Been In Bank Today Went Over
Claim Against His Estate This
Morning More Assessment Money
Received by Receiver.
In obedience to an order Issued by
Referee In Bankruptcy John S. Hod
gin. J. W. Scrlber Is here from Port
land and with the referee went over
the claims against his estate this
morning. This afternoon there was a
meeting of his creditors and they ex
amined Mr. Scrlber as a bankrupt. It
is possible that Mrl Scrlber will re
main In the city several days.
The probabilities are that Scrlber
will be called into the bank where he
once was the cashier, to aid the re
ceiver In untangling matters which are
now hard to solve without Scrlber's
aid. Though he has been la the city
all day he made no effort to call on
Mr. Niodner today,, but before he re
turns to Portland It Is hoped by the re
ceiver that Scrlber can be brought In
to conference. Many items of puzzle
to the receiver now, can be untangled
very readily by Scrlber's personal
knowledge of affairs.
More Assessment Money.
Eight hundred and twenty-five dol
lars have been received by Walter
Niedner as part payment on the 100
per cent assessment levied on stock
holders. This sum came from Martha
A. and Lucy E. Sinclair of Racine,
Vis. who own 16 and 17 shares, re
aoHctivcI;". ' " " v
F. M. Byrklt, the Red Ooka capital
ist, returned to his Iowa home this
morning after a short visit here.
j Bargains in Ready-made Goods
Prices Cut in Two. Last of the seasons ready
made goods must be dosed out regard
of cost. Our stock is being reduc
ed very rapidly
We have only a few ladles' Suits
left to be closed out at ridiculously low
1 (15 black Serge goes at. . : . . .$4.93
1 $12.50 black Serge goes at . . . .$2.35
1 $25.00 black Cheviot goes at ..$9.85
1 $18.50 black Cheviot goes at ..$9.95
1 $47.50 brown stripe goes at .'.$28.85
All ladles Trimmed Hats Half
$10.00 Hats, to close, at $5.00
$8.50 Hats, to close, at $4.25
$4.50 Hats, to close, at $3.25
$4.00 Hats, to close, at $2.00
$2.00 Hats, to close, at $1-00
$8.50 wool and silk Waist, reduced
$8.50 all-wool and silk Waist, re
duced to $2-95
Wash Waists, lot 1, reduced to $3c
Wash Waists, lot reduced to ....$1.95
Misses' Coals ,
Our stock' of Misses' Coats la very
large and wo havo decided to make
prices that will move them.
Lot 1 Children's Coats, values to
$3.50, at ,.4.... .....$1.00
Lot 2 Misses' Coats, values to
$6.50, ages to 14 years ......$2.85
Lot 3 Misses' Coats, values to
$8.50, ages to 14 years $4.85
You know our reputation on the
famous "Beverley Skirts." To buy
these at the prices we are offering
them Is surely an Inducement.
Skirts, In value to $5.00, to close $1.95
Skirts, In value to $8.50, to close $4.85
Skirts, In value to $12.50, to close
I adzes' Coats
Lot T Ladies' Coats, values to
Lot 2 Ij. dies' Coata, values to
Thia is a reminder. If you want a
coat, decide quickly.
La Grande, Oregon.
ROOSEVELT SUGGESTS SOME
LENIENCY FOR REPENTERS.
All Evidence Thua Far Taken In the
Brownsville Affair la Sent to Con
grews In Special Messages-Says
Investigation Has Established t!u
Foot That the Negroea Did the
Shooting Fultou Suld to Have Been
Incensed at President Roosevelt.
Washington, Dec. 14. President
Roosevelt today sent to congress a
special ' ' message regarding the
Brownsville affair, including all evi
dence. He suggests the reinstatement
of soldiers who faithfully tell what
happened In the riot, and give aid In
fixing the responsibility and show they
are not Implicated.
The message says: "I enclose the re
port of Investigations by Herbert J.
Brown, employed by the war depart
ment with Captain Baldwin In the In
vestigation of the Brownsville affair.
The report enables us to fix some of
the criminal, murderous shooting and
establish the fact that the colored sol
diers did the shooting. The Investiga
tion has gone far enough to enable u
to determine all the facts. There Is no
Question but practically every man ot
companies C and D had knowledge of
the shooting done by the soldiers of
Co. B. The concealment of this know!
edge Is a grave offense, aggravated by
their testifying before the senate com
mfttee that they Were Ignorant of what
they must have known. I feel the
guilt of those who shielded the perpe
trators of the crimen, although serious,
was in part due to unwUe, Improper
attitude of the others, and that some
allowance should be made."
. 1 Fultoi-4)ldn't Lecture.
iSenator C. W. Fulton Is considera
bly worked up because Roosevelt greet
ed Governor Chamberlain as "senator-to-be"
here last week. It Is stated that
Fulton made some progress In .. hhj.
post-card vote getting system, by tell
ing bregonians that both President
Roosevelt and President-elect Tafl
wanted blm elected. The day follow-
' Ing the greeting Fulton started for the
White House, intimating he wou.ld give
the president a lecture, - He emerged
from the White House bearing the, ap
pearance of a, rnai who had. been lec-
To "Explore Men.", ,
New York, Dec. 14. Wm. H. Taft
signalized his visit to this city by'the
definite announcement that he Intend
ed to go to the Panama canal zoiih
late In January, to "explore lies." This
purpose has been encouraged by the
attitude of Roosevelt since the recent
campaign accusations against the ad
Taft intimated thnt Frank Kellogg,
the trust buster, will be the attorney
Adjourn for Holiday
Congress decided this afternoon tc
adjourn December 19 until January 4.
Accident Deaths Many.
Washington, Dec. 14. Between 30,-
000 and 35,000 workmen were killed
during one. year by accidents through
out the United States according to the
report of the bureau of labor. The
report covers the years of 1900 to 1906
and shows than in more than a mil
lion deaths of males, more than nine
per cent were due to accidents.
Oregon Commission Meets In Port
land Webster Throws CYld Water.
Portland. Dec. 14. The Oregon
Conservation ' commission r"rt this
morning to discuss the proposed leg
islation for the regu'at'on of water
rights of the state Judge L. R. Web
ster threw a bombshell into the midst
of the administration by attacking the
fundamental principle upon which It
is proposed to base such legislation,
declaring no law can legally be enact
ed and enforced which is based upon
the proposition that the state owns
and controls streams within its bor?
DESERTED HIS WIFE
BOSTON STORE MANAGER
" WILL RETURN PEACEFULLY,
Following II In Arret Saturday Ho An
Roimcr fid WUl. Not i'll.t Exuu
dltlon. . '
Seattle, Dec. 14. William T. Bruce,
department manager of the Boston
store of Chicago, was arrested here
Saturday night In company with Mrs.
C. 'des, widow of Sheriff Brad
'"i ,..., II county, Illinois, charged
with wife desertion. He declared to
day he would return to Chicago peace
fully. It la said that $9000 was found
in his possession and It will not be
given to attorneys to fight extradition.
The couple had Intended to Invest the
money In business at Seattle. -
The woman went to the Butler ho
tel, where It is said she Is undecided
what to do. Bruce says he Informed
his wife In Chicago that he was going
to Seattle. She replied that she would
have him arrested and brought back. .
JOEL ROBISON DIES
AT SALEM, AG ED 98
WILL BE BROUGHT TO
LA GRANDE FOR BURIAL.
Ptoneor That Touches Century Mark
Succumbs Yesterday Demise Oc
curred at Salem Was for Many
Yearn a Resident of Union County
An Early Pioneer. '
' Word reached this city thla morn
ing making known the fact that Joel
Robinson, ,,-fotp many-years a resident
of thla city, died yesterday at Salem.
The deceased has Ijeen a resident of
Salem tot th past several years,. Had
he lived until the 23d of this month,
he would have been 98 years of age.
The funeral will b held tomorrow af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the hom of
his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Robinson,
Rev. C. Ek Deal officiating' The In
terment will take place, ttt th Masonic
The. deceased was one Of the early
pioneers of this valley and for many
years resided' In this city, where he
was for some time one of the leading
sheepmen of this county. ;.
- " Hearing Night Rider Cases.
Union City, Tenn., Dec. 14. The
first court hearing Of the night rider
cases wherein 134 men are Indicted
-W ft.... . - -
and other outrages, began this after
noon in the United States circuit
Western Paeirii; Soon Ready.
Los Angeles, Dec. 14. Through
trains will be running between Salt
Lako ahd San Francisco over the
Western Pacific road by July of next
year, said James A, Blair, the New
York banker, who helped finance a.
number of Gould project. .
WHIP IP O. R. & N. COMPANY.
The Dalk Citizens Will Drive Com-
pany Into Line at Once.
The Dalles, Dec. 14. Local mer
chants will swing the big stick over
the O. R. & N. ocmpany, by threaten
ing to send all the business from the
east over the North. Bank road uness
the company complies with their
agreement t commence work Imme
diately on u $1,000,000 fill in Mill
When the citizens agreed to con
struct a $75,000 hotel on Second and
Union streets, the O. R. A N. agreed
to make the fill and construct a fine
depot In the Immediate vicinity of the
It was further stipulated that the
company begin to fill when the money
was raised for the hotel. The contract
for the hotel was let. but the work on
the fill waa not started. If the com
pany had not made the promise the
hotel w;iuld have been built in an
other aprt of town.
JOHN MITCHELL PLEADS :J
FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS.
Muny Notable Gather In New York
for National ClvkJ Federation Con
vention Taft to Give Principal Ad
drewa Tomorrow Night Mitchell Is
Among Prominent Speakers Today
Conference Before Striken for Ad
justnient of Differences.
New York. Dec. i 4. With Taff' and
his wife expected as the guests of
honor, Gompers, John Mitchell, An
drew Carnegie, President Eliot of Har
vard, Archbishop Ireland, famous cap
italists and leaders In various lines, on
the program, the National Civic Fed- ,
eratlon today opened Its annual meet- '
Ing the Astor hotel. The general
theme of the two days will be a pro
motion of friendly relations between
employers and employees. Taft will
make the principal address tomorrow
night, when he will dollver his report
as chairman of the Federation's Pub-
Employes' Welfare committee.
John Mitchell said. In part:
"It is a waste of time tc deplore the
passing of the Individual relationship
between employer and workman which
existed under the old order of produc
tions. The organization of labor and
the combination of capital Is the nat
ural and' logical sequence of cruel,
wasteful and ruinous competition.
Whether for weal or for woe, the old
system has gone forever, and the new
alignments, with all their latent pos
sibilities ot good and evil, are here to
stay . '. ; i ;,'"-
. f Favors Trade Agreement.
"The National Civic Federation, in
keeping with the spirit of the times,
has declared, "That at all times repre-
sentatives of empfoyifi and-workw
organized,' should confer for, the ad
justment of differences or dispute
before an actual strike Is reached, and
thus avoid or minimize the. number of
strikes or lockouts; that mutual agree
ments as to the conditions under'whlch
labor shall be performed should bs
encouraged end. that, when wag
agreement" at e nuidef the terms ttyre-:
of should be adhered to faithfully
both in letter and uplrlt, by. both par1
"From the foregoing 'It wilt be seen
that the national, "fClvlfi. federation, i;
when organUed, do-clarecl H favdr ot
the trade agreement as a means of '
maintaining peace between workmen";
anderaployers, and.lt Is the promotion
Of this central luea - lim . ; .U.ili
agreement department Js dovpted. v-
"The trade agreement Is not ff spec
ulative theoretical Idea; It has been in.
operation' In " some1 Industries tnatjjr
years; Indeed, It is the accepted and'
permanent method by which wages
and conditions of employment are d-
termined In many of Che,, most Import
ant Industries, of our country, atid lt
practicability is no longer Questioned
by workmen or employers whj,. have
observed and expuloneed its fiumji
Influences and Its benefit results.
""The trade flgHnit Is the unmU-.-
(UtAbt recognition (if tb n.pAiid-
enoe pf Ittfror' arid capital; ft is th
concrete xpreftrfVit ' co-operative ef
fort between these tti dominant fac
tors in our Industrial life. It will not,
of course, prevent all strike, obviate
all lockouts, but 'in the past It has r
duced and in the future It will reduce
to a great extent the number of Indus
trial disputes and minimize their Intensity."
Bank Examiner In Bad Mess.
Chicago, Dec. 14. C'assius C. Jones,
chief state bank examiner, assigned
to t.'ook county, has suddenly resigned
rather than face the scandal which)
his superiors say will be stirred up If
letters written him by city bank offi
cials are made public. The charge Is
that Jones Is privately employed bjr"
these banks as examiner, while doing
th sain dttty fr th.j utate. This is
contrary to the banking act. The al
leged letter shows Jones received fa
vors from railroads in the shape of